Frank_Butcher wrote: I must say this vaccination effort has been absolutely outstanding. Everyone deserves credit from the government, to central NHS bodies, the co-ordination teams and the people on the front line - practitioners and volunteers alike. My own experience was operational excellence in action.
There is no pleasure in seeing escalating death rates across mainland Europe, but it's fair to say that if the situation was reversed, this messageboard would be aflame (with all criticism aimed at the government of course ). So on this occasion, acknowledging that mistakes have been made at great cost in the past, it's worth saying that this episode in the journey has been a resounding success.
When we really need to this country is capable of great things. The Olympics is another example. Just a pity we can't reach those standards in normal times.